Exclusive Download: “Trusted,” Mike Errico

Exclusive Download: “Trusted,” Mike Errico

There are ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT in the Mike Errico PledgeMusic campaign, and If you’ve joined, you get everything first. If not, HERE’S YOUR SHOT. “Trusted,” Heavy Americana from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits LISTEN HERE WHEN YOU JOIN THE CAMPAIGN – AND THANK YOU! “Trusted” started as a friendly challenge from the Acoustic Guitar Project, an online platform in which a single guitar travels from musician to musician, and each person gets a week to write and record an original song only using a tiny handheld recorder they provide. “It was fun to do, but the original had a folky, ‘train’ beat. [Producer] Jamie Siegel heard it and suggested pushing the rock foundation he heard in it. I went back to the drawing board several times, following his recommendations, and after a couple of revisions, we landed in that big, “Heavy Americana” zone that I wanted for Minor Fits. Lyrically, the song is an exploration of trust, as well as why we have so much difficulty with it. “What we think of ourselves is what we project outwardly, and if that lens is smeared, that’s when we get into trouble. But there’s a great unburdening in seeing things for what they are, and that’s what I was hoping to do—you know, without screaming and breaking things, which is usually my first reaction,” he says, laughing. “I’ve left a trail of songs that’ll back me up on that.” Over eight albums, Errico has remained inspired by the challenge of making art while making a living. “Over the years, I learned to be versatile, and to gain as many...
Listen: “Here’s to the End of the World,” by Mike Errico

Listen: “Here’s to the End of the World,” by Mike Errico

“Here’s to the End of the World” A pop-rock drinking song for the apocalypse from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits Best option: Hear it/download it (and everything else!) when you pre-order at Pledge Music Second best option: Download it at Bandcamp Third best option (provided you also click FOLLOW on my profile): stream it at Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud Popdose Premiere/Interview: “Here’s to the End of the World” Popdose Premiere: Mike Errico, “Here’s to the End of the World” “It captures all that I appreciate in Errico’s music. The entrancing and oft solemn quality of his earlier work mixed with the electric guitar fueled passion of his later output…coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “His lyrics are dripping with truth and passion. The song goes down smooth. If you’re a fan of that electric guitar Americana style, you’ll like this one.” – Ear to the Ground “A supremely gifted performing songwriter” – Performing Songwriter “’Here’s to the End of the World’ is a barroom-style pop-rock drinking song toasting the apocalypse,” explains Errico. “I thought we might need one. It owes debts to The Pogues, Beatles, and my own ample time spent drinking and singing at bars.” Although the song may feel like a response to the present political climate, it was written well over a decade ago. “I never released it, but it stayed with me for years, as if it were waiting for the properly apocalyptic moment. I thought it might be weird to go back to retrieve a song, but I was inspired by Radiohead, who put out the...
New song: “The Arecibo,” Mike Errico

New song: “The Arecibo,” Mike Errico

“The Arecibo” The second single from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits This record is being funded by a Pledge Music campaign. Join in and get exclusives, videos, the music (of course) and much more that you can’t get anywhere else: JOIN THE PLEDGE! BUY “THE ARECIBO”: BANDCAMP (RECOMMENDED)  |  ITUNES STREAM IT (AND PLEASE CLICK ‘FOLLOW’ ON MY PROFILE!): SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC “[The] electric guitar fueled passion of his later output…coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “A supremely gifted performing songwriter” – Performing Songwriter First single, “My Sinking Ship” featured on Spotify as part of New Music Friday —– This is a fun one, and I’m so psyched to share it with you. Here’s the official story: “The Arecibo” is forward-looking rock and roll reminiscent of Eagles of Death Metal or Jack White. Propelled by honking bari sax, it is retro without being throwback, and is one shade of the varied exploration of Americana pop-rock storytelling from Errico’s eighth release, Minor Fits. The song is inspired by two themes that combine to create one of the more unlikely double entendres in pop music. “Years ago, I fell in love with the 90s sci-fi film Contact, and I have a series of songs that were inspired by it. There’s a Spotify playlist of them, actually. Arecibo is a city in Puerto Rico, and the site of the Arecibo Observatory­—the world’s largest radio telescope, and the spot where Ellie Arroway (played by Jodie Foster) scans the sky looking for extraterrestrials. I won’t get into the film too much, but they assemble a craft—that looks...
Favor? Two clicks to help “My Sinking Ship” win a reader’s poll!

Favor? Two clicks to help “My Sinking Ship” win a reader’s poll!

Can I ask a favor? Music blog Ear to the Ground has added “My Sinking Ship” to a poll of new recordings to determine which album will get a full review. You + two mouse clicks could win me a post with quotes from them like this: “His lyrics are dripping with truth and passion. The song goes down smooth.” Click here, scroll to the bottom, and click on my name. That’s it! Would ya? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks....
“My Sinking Ship,” the new single, is now available everywhere

“My Sinking Ship,” the new single, is now available everywhere

“The song finds him at his brooding best, with ominous musical clouds juxtaposed with the delicate richness of his voice… [it captures] the entrancing and oft solemn quality of his early work mixed with the electric guitar fueled passion of his later output, all coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “My Sinking Ship” From the forthcoming album, Minor Fits is now live on all download and streaming platforms: SPOTIFY APPLE MUSIC BANDCAMP AMAZON …and all the ones I either missed or don’t even know… Better yet: you can download the song, get the full story behind it, including pictures, phone memos, demos, and so much more, when you join the Minor Fits Pledge Music Campaign. “My Sinking Ship” Single Release Party Thursday, April 27th Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 196 Allen St., NYC Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM GET TICKETS HERE Please do me a solid and share this news with friends. There is no greater endorsement than hearing from a friend about a great new song. I can’t do that. You can. All I can do is make the best possible work I can. And I hope we’ve done that. “My Sinking Ship” was a long journey, and the result is everything I could have hoped for. I hope you enjoy it.  (and share it on social media!)...
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